Monty Alexander - Here Comes The Sun (1971/2016) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

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Monty Alexander - Here Comes The Sun (1971/2016) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Monty Alexander - Here Comes The Sun (1971/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 39:50 minutes | 766 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

This 1971 recording signals the beginning of Jamaican pianist Monty Alexander’s fruitful relationship with MPS, lasting over a decade and encompassing some dozen albums. Originally touted as heir to Oscar Peterson’s crown, Alexander is famous for his virtuoso melding of jazz, the sounds of the Caribbean and blues. The classic Dave Brubeck Quartet’s bassist Eugene Wright, calypso percussionist Montego Joe, and ace drummer Duffy Jackson round out the quartet. Montevideo jumps off with percussive Latin two-beat verve and a witty piano filled with quotes. The ballad Where is Love is a searching romantic serenade, and Monty transforms the Beatle’s Here Comes The Sun into blues-laced Latinesque with a taste of boogie. Monty takes the standard Love Walked In at a brisk pace as he demonstrates his considerable straight-ahead jazz chops, bop quotes and all. Check out the tasty walking bass and drum solos. The luscious calypso Brown Skin Girl is followed by Monty’s tender, wistful solo rendition of his The Dream Is Mine. The group stretches out on Miles Davis’ iconic So What, grounding the tune with a driving Latin-rock beat. They say variety is the spice of life and Monty Alexander and co. have seasoned this album to perfection.

Tracklist:

01 - Montevideo
02 - Where Is Love
03 - Here Comes the Sun
04 - Love Walked In
05 - Brown Skin Girl
06 - This Dream of Mine
07 - So What

Produced by Don Schlitten. Engineered by Paul Goodman.
Recorded on June 6 1971 in New York City.
Digitally Remastered.

Musicians:
Monty Alexander - piano
Eugene Wright - bass
Duffy Jackson - drums
Montego Joe - congas

Analyzed: Monty Alexander / Here Comes The Sun
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR14 -4.45 dB -21.15 dB 4:22 01-Montevideo
DR14 -6.18 dB -26.09 dB 5:04 02-Where Is Love
DR14 -6.62 dB -23.25 dB 4:55 03-Here Comes the Sun
DR14 -2.28 dB -19.77 dB 6:19 04-Love Walked In
DR13 -1.15 dB -16.64 dB 4:37 05-Brown Skin Girl
DR13 -3.69 dB -21.90 dB 4:06 06-This Dream of Mine
DR15 -0.71 dB -18.90 dB 10:26 07-So What
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Number of tracks: 7
Official DR value: DR14

Samplerate: 88200 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 2613 kbps
Codec: FLAC
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